Google partners with several local and global organizations on projects that showcase the importance of digital literacy and citizenship. We work with these experts closely to empower digital citizens with the best Internet security resources.
Center for Media Literacy
The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit organization committed to providing kids and families with the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
ConnectSafely is the leading interactive resource on the Web for parents, teens, educators – everyone engaged and interested in youth safety on the fixed and mobile social Web. In addition to safety tips, advice, and youth-tech news, ConnectSafely provides a discussion forum for all stakeholders on safe, active engagement in participatory media and culture.
Enough Is Enough
Enough Is Enough (EIE), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines to make the Internet safer for children and families. Since then, EIE has pioneered efforts to confront online pornography, predators, cyberbullying, and other forms of online victimization. EIE’s cornerstone program, Internet Safety 101 is a comprehensive, multi-media program that educates, equips and empowers parents and other adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from the online dangers of pornography, cyberbullying, sexual predators, and other threats related to social networking, mobile and gaming devices.
Family Online Safety Institute
The Family Online Safety Institute works to make the online world safer for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety, that also respect free expression. We do this through the development of public policy, technology, education and special events. FOSI is a trusted convener, bringing together leaders in government, industry and the nonprofit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions in child safety in a Web 2.0 world.
GetNetWise is a user empowerment campaign and Web site designed to give Internet users a user-friendly, easy-to-find, online resource that can be found on the most popular entry points to the Internet, as well as on many of the most popular Web sites. GetNetWise 2.0 offers tips, tutorials and other interactive tools to show users that creating a safe, secure and positive online environment is as easy as “one click” of a mouse
Internet Keep Safe Coalition
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe.org) is a private-public partnership of leaders from policy, industry, health, child advocacy, law enforcement, and education, working together to bring communities into full digital citizenship. To facilitate our vision of seeing generations of children grow up safely using the Internet and technology, iKeepSafe tracks global trends and issues surrounding Web-based products, and develops positive, forward-looking resources to teach the safe and healthy use of connected technology.
Internet Safety Coalition
The goal of the Ad Council’s Internet Safety Coalition is to help teens and their parents make smart, conscientious decisions in an increasingly digital world. Their mission is straightforward – to join together in promoting safe, responsible Internet use through clear, consistent, research-based messages.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s mission is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals, including:
The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for reporting crimes against children including:
- Possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography
- Online enticement of children for sexual acts
- Child prostitution
- Sex Tourism Involving Children
- Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
- Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
- Misleading Domain Names
- Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet
Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.
NetSmartz411 is parents’ and guardians’ premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web. Search our knowledge base for answers to all of your questions about the online world! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, use the “Ask the Experts” tab to send us a new question. Your question will be answered by professionals who know a lot about Internet safety – the real-life analysts at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. We handle daily reports about the online exploitation of children, and know steps you can take to keep the children and teens in your life safer online.
National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) educates and therefore empowers a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides advice to help you be safe, secure, and responsible online. Visit the blog for the latest cyber security news and practical tips from the federal government.
StopBadware, co-founded by Google, provides tools and information that assist industry and policymakers in meeting their responsibility to protect users from badware.
Stop. Think. Connect.
Stop. Think. Connect.™, co-founded by Google, is a campaign to help digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. It hopes to achieve for online safety awareness what “Smokey Bear” did for forest fire safety and “Click It or Ticket” did for seatbelt safety. The message was created by a coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations.
WiredSafety is a 501(c)(3) program and the largest online safety, education and help group in the world. They are a cyber-neighborhood watch and operate worldwide in cyberspace through our more than 9,000 volunteers worldwide. (WiredSafety is run entirely by volunteers.) Their work falls into four major areas: help for online victims of cybercrime and harassment, assisting law enforcement worldwide on preventing and investigating cybercrimes, education, and providing information on all aspects of online safety, privacy and security.